Monday, June 3, 2013

What's in a Name? Are Names Important?

They’re more than a bunch of letters grouped together to sound pleasant to the ear. Names are more than a convenience allowing us to talk to each other. Names are a gift from God. They contain His power. They define things. They define us.
“A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” – Proverbs 22:1 (NIV)
God said, “Let there be light.” And there was. He named it into existence.
God said, “Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water.” And there was. He called it sky. And He called the dry ground land.
From that land, God made man. He made Adam (Earth). Then God gave the power to name to Adam.
Adam named the animals. And he named Eve (Mother of All). And that power has been given to us.

Consider the freedom that comes in naming a fear you have, or the cause of shame you hide, or the root of anger strangling you. When I own my fears, say them out loud, identify them, then I loosen the controlling grip they have over me. That’s power. That’s the power of a name.
Names are important. They contain meaning. They define who we are. And usually we’re not who we think we are.

Here are a few that I found from a couple different sources. May be right or might not. Sorry if you don't find your name. I just couldn't find it at this time or maybe yours is so unique that's it's left up to you to give it meaning. lol

Amanda-Worthy of Love
Anna-Favor, Grace
Annabelle-Joy, Grace, Beauty
Ashley-From The Ash Tree
Ava-Like A Bird
Beverly-Near the Meadows of the Beavers
Bonnie-Pretty, Good, Sweet girl
Brenda-Sword Blade
Brooke-Small Stream
Chelsea-Port of Chalk or Limestone
Carol-Free, Strong
Danielle-God Is My Judge
Glenda-Holy and Good
Janet-God is Gracious
Jean-God is Gracious
Jenny-White, Fair, Smooth
Jessica-God is Watching
Joyce-Joyous, Cheerful, Merry
Kathy-Pure, Chaste
Kristie-Follower of Christ
Marsha- Brave
Morgan-of the Sea
Myrtle-Tree, Victory
Pam-All Honey
Rosetta- Little Rose
Ruby-A Gem
Sandra-Defender of the People
Sandy-Defender of the People
Sharon-A Plain(from the Holy Land)
Stephanie-Crown, Garland
Tara-Crowned, Star
Tiffany- Appearance of God
Tracy- Harvester
Vicki-Conqueror, Victory